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Ovid's Heroines

Arts Events, York St John University

Monday, 23 March 2015 from 20:00 to 22:00 (GMT)

Ovid's Heroines

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Ovid's Heroines 23rd March 8pm Quad South Hall Ended Free  

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Ovid's Heroines at York St John University 

Monday 23rd March 8pm

Quad South Hall


Ovid's Heroides, written in Rome some time around 20BC, is a series of poems in the voices of women from Greek and Roman myth. Fifteen women - including Dido, Medea, Penelope and Ariadne - address the men they love. Poet Clare Pollard's new free verse translation (recently published by Bloodaxe Books) rediscovers Ovid's Heroines for the 21st Century, bringing to life a cast of women who are brave, bitchy, sexy, horrifying, heartbreaking and surprisingly modern. 

Jaybird Live Literature brings the Heroines to the stage in a new live lit production. Clare reads, recites and performs her astonishing poems against a backdrop of Mediterranean light and sound. Love letters fly back and forth
between the poet and the audience, the ancient world and modern Britain - the messages of longing, suffering and beauty they bear are universal and timeless. 

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When & Where

Quad South Hall, York St John University
Lord Mayor's Walk
YO31 7EX York
United Kingdom

Monday, 23 March 2015 from 20:00 to 22:00 (GMT)

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